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New Jersey State Senate District 12

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New Jersey State Senate District 12
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Current incumbentSamuel Thompson Republican Party
Population235,457
Race80.4% White, 5.2% Black, 0.22% American Indian or Alaskan Native, 8.53% Asian, 0.03% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 3.73% Some other race alone, 1.81% Two or More Races[1]
Ethnicity88.9% Not Hispanic or Latino (of any race), 11.1% Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
Voting age74.6% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 7, 2017
New Jersey's twelfth state senate district is represented by Republican Senator Samuel Thompson.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 235,457 civilians reside within New Jersey's twelfth state senate district.[2] New Jersey state senators represent an average of 219,797 residents, as of the 2010 Census.[3] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 210,359 residents.[4]

About the office

Members of the New Jersey State Senate serve four-year terms and are not subject to term limits. Known as the "2-4-4" cycle, Senators serve four-year terms, except in the first term of a new decade, which only lasts for two years. New Jersey legislators assume office at noon of the second Tuesday in January following the election.

Qualifications

Senators must be 30 years of age or older, have lived in the state for a minimum of four years, and have lived in the district they represent.

Salaries

See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the New Jersey Legislature are paid $49,000/year. There is no per diem.[5]

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

There are two ways to fill an vacancy in the senate. If the vacancy happens in legislative session, a special election must be called within 51 days of the vacancy. All other vacancies must be filled by the county leadership of the political party that holds the seat.[6]

Elections

2013

See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2013

Elections for the office of New Jersey State Senate consisted of a primary election on June 4, 2013, and a general election on November 5, 2013. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 1, 2013. Incumbent Samuel Thompson (R) defeated Raymond D. Dothard (D) in the general election. Both candidates were unopposed in the June 4 primary elections.[7][8][9]

New Jersey State Senate, District 12 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSamuel Thompson Incumbent 65.4% 32,911
     Democratic Raymond D. Dothard 34.6% 17,440
Total Votes 50,351

2011

See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2011

Elections for the office of New Jersey State Senate consisted of a primary election on June 7, 2011, and a general election on November 8, 2011. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 11, 2011. Samuel Thompson (R) defeated Robert Brown (D) in the general election. Both candidates were unopposed in the June 7 primary elections.[10][11][12]

New Jersey State Senate District 12 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSamuel Thompson 59.8% 18,349
     Democratic Robert "Bob" Brown 40.2% 12,317
Total Votes 30,666

Campaign contributions

Since 2001, candidates for New Jersey State Senate District 12 have raised a total of $6,236,769. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $479,751 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Jersey State Senate District 12
Year Amount Candidates Average
2011 $307,009 2 $153,505
2007 $3,335,351 2 $1,667,676
2003 $1,658,565 5 $331,713
2001 $935,844 4 $233,961
Total $6,236,769 13 $479,751

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